At the 66th Cannes Film Festival, actress Mallika Sherawat, in an interview with an international magazine, said that she feels her home country is a “regressive” society and finds it depressing to see the condition of women here. Reacting to Mallika’s interview, actress Priyanka Chopra said: “When it comes to Mallika’s statements, I think they were very callous and I don’t agree with her. It was upsetting for me as a woman. It was upsetting for me as a girl who comes from India. I think it was extreme misrepresentation of our nation. I don’t think it’s fair. It was something of which I felt extremely offended by.” Further showing her dissatisfaction and anger, Priyanka added, “I think we are a progressive nation. I disagree that we are a regressive nation. We are all sitting here and talking about educating the girl child, taking our country forward. I think it’s a misrepresentation of what our great nation is on the world platform.” Sherlyn Chopra took to social networking site Twitter to show her disapproval.